Rr is for RALEIGH

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THE YAAN : RALEIGH is one of the small villages in the Bellingen  Shire. Right next to Repton , another small village. I live in Raleigh. It has a fine history and once BOOMED with timber and corn and dairy cattle.  Things have changed a lot. Raleigh was once on the Pacific Highway but a motorway now bypasses it and bicycles race along the old Highway.  There was a NORCO dairy cooperative factory on the banks of the river. Its still there but a New Zealand company runs it and things have changed.Raleigh is a quiet place and a beautiful one on the river. I almost opened a shop there, a decade or so back when the Truck Stop closed down. We have horses and cattle and an International Raceway just up the road. We asked about renting McBaron’s old silo the other day and the New Zealand company gave us the nod. Me – I like sitting here. I taught at the school a while back and a railway track runs right across the road.  Further round on Yellow Rock Road is the Yellow Rock in the River. Good country it is.

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CATTLE AND BANANAS RALEIGH SUNRISE
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THE NEIGHBOURS AT RALEIGH THE OTHER NEIGHBOURS
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RALEIGH GARBAGE TIP BEFORE THE RECYCLERS WENT FERAL AND CLOSED DOWN. RALEIGH WATER PARK OUT AT THE RACEWAY
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SATIN BOWERBIRD AT RALEIGH THE BULL

 

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THE MOUNTAINS FROM RALEIGH WITH BUSHFIRES

KOOKABURRA AT RALEIGH

 

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DO come and visit the Gallery on FRIZZTEXT.

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COME JOIN FRIZZTEXT AT HIS PLACE WHERE HE IS HOSTING THE A-Z PHOTO CHALLENGE.

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Loop the Loop

As I have said a number of times before, I live in an awesome little town.

Starting last year, our town of Bellingen has implimented a fantastic festival celebrating what makes us great. Centred around our beautiful river, and free for all, this festival features local bands, storytellers, community organisations, and local businesses – and encompasses the theme of protecting our precious environment. The workers and volunteers that made this such an amazing day deserve to be congratulated.

The photos below are just a small taste of what was on offer all day – having a toddler meant I missed three hours in the middle of the day while he slept unfortunately, but I managed to get a few photos throughout the day. It was a bit of a cloudy day, but the rain held off – mostly – we had a huge downpour just before the parade! However, the…

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OTHER Rr BLOGGERS

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MY 3 FAVOURITES FOR THIS WEEK. http://danajoward.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/story-challenge-letter-r/ http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/r-challenge-residence-nature-residents/ http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/story-challenge-letter-r/

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: WATER

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Cee does beautiful images with which I am not even going to compete.

I was just so glad to have her post  a FUN FOTO CHALLENGE instead of the rather dull and at times unwarrantedly critical and variable challenges of the weekly WordPress – that I am truly having FUN with her challenges and my $300 Fujifilm camera.  Thanks, Cee.

4 SHOTS OF WATER.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

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Qq is for QUIETNESS

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THE YAAN: I come home to the Valley for the Quietness. Seems that round about every 7 years, I take off for a time to busier places and then I come home – where its QUIET. I have my favourite … Continue reading

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OTHER Qq BLOGGERS

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My 3 choices for this week. http://danajoward.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/story-challenge-letter-q/ http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/story-challenge-letter-q/ AND ONE FROM APRIL BECAUSE I LIKE FINCHLEY http://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/a-z-archive-q-challenge/

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Story Challenge: Letter “Q”

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A SINGLE FLOWER

MY FIRST SINGLE FLOWER – AMONGST THE FERNS

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OTHER P ARCHIVE BLOGGERS

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http://bumbastories.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/the-mr-packard-series/ http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/p-challenge-papillon/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfgangfoto/5874721718/

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Pp is for PEOPLE

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IZZY FOREAL THE YAAN : I was going to write about the Pacific Ocean which is the edge of our Shire. I have some most attractive images of the Pacific Ocean. Instead I have gone with the People. The People … Continue reading

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OTHER O ARCHIVE BLOGGERS

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http://stephenkellycreative.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/a-z-challenge-the-letter-o-overpass-2/ http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/o-challenge-okayama-fairytale/ http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/o-is-for-oceanfront/ MY 3 FAVOURITES FOR THIS WEEK.

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CARS AND TRUCKS

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I will add the three shots when I come home from the bush.

I am back from the bush. Let’s see what I have.

I have decided to stay away from the picturesque or even interesting and show you my Charade which my father passed on to me following the death of my mother in 2001. This brave little vehicle has served our family well ever since 1992. She has 5 frogs and numerous spiders living in her but she remains a sweetheart. I frequently find myself behind vehicles going by the name of MIRAGE. A Charade following a Mirage.  There’s a world of possibilities in that.  Here she is. A country car.

After the years of floods, we now are in a dry time. That’s me reflected through the dust on the back window.

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THE REGISTRATION LABEL. THE CHARADE HAS TO BE RE-REGISTERED EACH YEAR. NEXT YEAR WE HAVE A NEW BABY DUE TOE SAME WEEK AS THE REGO.

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AND THERE WE HAVE THE INTERIOR OF THE CHARADE.

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CARS AND TRUCKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/cees-fun-foto-challenge-cars-and-trucks/

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-cars-and-trucks/

http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/cees-fun-photo-challenge-cars-and-trucks/

http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/cees-fun-photo-challenge-cars-and-trucks/

http://the-serenity-space.com/2012/10/10/cees-fun-photo-challengevcars-and-trucks/

AND A NEW DISCOVERY FOR ME AND I LIKE IT – A LOT.

http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-cars-and-trucks/

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I thought it was about opposites of the rainbow this week and was lost. Vehicles I think I can do.

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Story Challenge: Letter “O” « Flickr Comments

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Oo is for OLD PACIFIC HIGHWAY

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OLD PACIFIC HIGHWAY AT BONVILLE THE YAAN : The Pacific Highway runs north-south from Sydney to Brisbane along the Coast of New South Wales and the Pacific Ocean. I’ve seen it change over the years. Not as much as I … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Contrasting Colors | Cee’s Life Photography

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